Are aqua classes good for chronic pain?

I don't like water and I'm not a huge fan of swimming. I can swim, but I'm not a strong swimmer and I don't hold my breath under water or anything. I don't even like my head being under water.  But will aqua classes help with my pain? Your head doesn't go under water in [...]

How my chronic pain has changed me

I've had chronic pain for over 5 years now. I'd love to say that it hasn't changed me and that I'm still the old me, but this isn't true. It's not a bad thing that I've changed, but I know I'm different in some ways than before I started dealing with daily pain. It's bound [...]

My chronic pain journey before surgery

Part of me doesn’t like to think about my chronic pain journey, what I went through in the early days, and how tough it was at times. But then part of me likes to remember how far I’ve come. This blog post is a very brief summary of the first 2 years of my chronic [...]

My first blog post: why I’m blogging about my pain

It's taken me a few weeks to get my blog set up and at the point where I'm happy with it. I'm new to all this - blogging, website design, WordPress - so it's taken a little longer than planned. But here it is, my first blog post about why I'm blogging about my life [...]